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    That's good news Frank.

    Oh, and the Hotel looks fine to me.

    Barry

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    Funnily enough, as I was driving back from Llandrindod this afternoon, I spotted a certain large black BMW, reg *** CAX.

    Fortunately this time, she was driving in the opposite direction.

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    The Hotel looks fine with me

    Would we do the Dinner, B & B option option?

    Has anyone any prior knowledge of the area for photographic opertunities

    Les was a great local guide for Northumberland - and someone similar to guide us would be a great benifit

    Martin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Aislabie View Post
    The Hotel looks fine with me

    Would we do the Dinner, B & B option option?

    Martin
    It's probably the best option as it makes it simpler for everyone.


    So, do we go ahead and book?


    Brian

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    I wish not to get lost over there... I would find myself in a tricky situation to articulate the address of the hotel: Ffordd Caergybi, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Gwynedd LL61 5YH

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    That would appear to be a relatively simple one. Try and get your tongue around this one which is on Anglesey and is the longest place name in Britain.

    Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch ( pronunciation)

    The only bit that seems meaningful is silio

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    Welsh is far more phonetic than English so you can get away with a dozen or so "rules".

    Some are:
    "ff" = English "f";
    "f" = English "v";
    "ll" = Hmmm... well, make the "l" shape with your tongue and then blow - a bit like aspirating a "h" but with the mouth ready to say "l"..
    "dd" = "th"
    "c" is always hard as in "Car", "Catch" etc
    "ae" is a diphthong = English the "i" sound in "Like"
    "w" = "oo" as in "spoon"
    u - "ee" as in "weed".
    "r"s are trilled.
    "y" = awkward.. ."i" in "cliff" if in the last syllable, otherwise as ""uh". Y on its own (= "and") is "uh" e.g Betws-Y-Coed (Betoos-uh-Koed)... Mynydd (mountain) is a good word to remember how to pronounce ("munnith") as it incorporates both "y" sounds and the "dd" = "th".

    llanfairpwllgwyngyll and Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch are one and the same. The longer name was created as a tourist attraction/stunt in Victorian times... I know Llan is "church" but that's all I can translate on my own...

    I'm sure one of our Welsh brethren can correct any of that that I got wrong...

    Cheers, Bob.
    Last edited by Bob F.; 06-26-2008 at 08:55 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Welsh is far more phonetic than English so you can get away with a dozen or so "rules".

    Yeah, but first you have to learn the Welsh alphabet.

    The last time I had to fill in a customs declaration form at the post office I found it was in two languages - Welsh and French. Delphine, you'll be fine.

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    Thank you for the survival guide to Welsh pronunciation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob F. View Post
    llanfairpwllgwyngyll and Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch are one and the same. The longer name was created as a tourist attraction/stunt in Victorian times... I know Llan is "church" but that's all I can translate on my own...

    I'm sure one of our Welsh brethren can correct any of that that I got wrong...

    Cheers, Bob.
    According to Wikipedia (so it must be right) "The name is Welsh for 'St Mary's church in the hollow of the white hazel near to the rapid whirlpool and the church of St Tysilio of the red cave"' and yes, it was created as a Victorian publicity stunt . It's also the longest single word .com domain name.
    Regards,
    Richard.

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